Improving Arbitration Climate in Japan: Report and Recommendations
8 Pages Posted: 9 Nov 2016 Last revised: 25 Jan 2017
Date Written: October 24, 2016
Japan is the third largest economy in the world, strongly oriented on high levels of foreign investment and with large enterprises engaged in international commercial transactions. Yet despite a strong rule of law and a favourable legislative framework based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration it has one of the least utilised arbitration systems in Asia.
This report and recommendations resulted from a project supported by Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation, which brought together arbitration experts from Japan and the United Kingdom to analyse and make recommendations on how to make Japan a more attractive destination for arbitration.
The project included a seminar at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London in May 2016 and a conference at Nagoya University in June 2016. This report analyses key issues related to development of international arbitration in Japan and propose recommendations on the basis of analysis and discussion at these two events.
Keywords: arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, courts, commercial disputes, international commercial arbitration
JEL Classification: F21, K33, K40
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